State budget: Albany lawmakers reject Hochul’s bail and charter school proposals, as well as key parts of her housing plan


Albany lawmakers, in their state budget proposals for the coming fiscal year released on Tuesday, rejected or tweaked some of the most notable priorities in Governor Kathy Hochul’s own spending plan, including her bids to further change the state’s recently reformed bail laws and remove the cap on new charter schools in New York City as well as key parts of her plan to boost housing production statewide.

The state Senate and Assembly’s budgets — known as one house bills — come several weeks after Hochul first unveiled her $227 billion Fiscal Year 2024 executive spending plan at the start of February and are expected to pass in their respective chambers this week. Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, in an emailed statement to amNewYork Metro, said his chamber’s budget focusses on addressing “affordability issues” across the state.